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NADRA announces new membership packages
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We are proud to announce our new membership packages! When the requests poured in to create a year-round opportunity to support the association, we listened. These new packages will provide you with more value added benefits and services from NADRA. We are excited to present to you the new packages in Bronze, Silver, and Gold. Click here to read the full article. Click here to view the new membership application.

National Deck Competition — What's in it for you?
Win national recognition and PR!

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Attention deck builders! Lumber yards, manufacturers, dealers and distributors: Please pass this on to your builder lists. Help us spread the word! NADRA Challenges you to enter the 2012 National Deck Competition and upload your best deck projects today! The deadline for entries is Sept. 25.

What's in it for you? ... Win national recognition and PR!
  • Earn a chance to talk about your project in front of the industry at the American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore
  • Photos displayed at NADRA's Awards Ceremony, NADRA's Blog, Industry Brief, Social Media pages and website
  • Special designation next to your NADRA listing on
  • Winning photos to be highlighted in various leading industry magazines, such as LBM Journal
Hear from NADRA builders on why they entered the deck competition:
  • We are proud of our work
  • To be able to tell potential customers that we entered a national competition with our work
  • Recognition among our peers
  • It's fun to compete with other deck builders and friends
  • The potential to market your company if you win
  • To participate in a great organization

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Obtain your Master Deck Professional Certification at DeckExpo
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This is the first time all four NADRA classes will be held in one location! Be among the first in the industry to earn your NADRA Certification by October 2012. Please take advantage of this unique opportunity. Classes will be held on Oct. 8 and 9 in Baltimore. For course descriptions and registration options, click here.

NADRA would like to thank our main event sponsors:
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  • Fiberon — Diamond Level
  • MoistureShield — Platinum Level
  • Fortress Railing Products — Silver Level
  • Screw Products, Inc. — Silver Level
  • TimberTech — Silver Level
  • Wolmanized Outdoor Wood — Silver Level
  • Wolf Distributing — Bronze Level
  • California Redwood Association — Bronze Level
  • Techno Metal Post, New Jersey — Bronze Level
  • EZ Stairs, Inc. — Supporting Sponsor

Join us for a live 'how to' webinar all about the deck competition
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Join us on Thursday, Sept. 20, 6-7 p.m.
Take advantage of this unique opportunity to ask questions and to gain insight about the 2012 National Deck Competition!
  • Take a tour through the online portal
  • See firsthand a step-by-step guide on how to enter your projects
  • Learn tips and tricks
  • Ask questions!
Please click here to RSVP. This is an online event. Login details will be provided once you register. See you on Thursday!

NADRA New Jersey Chapter Meeting — Tuesday, Sept. 25
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Hey NADRA! Come join the New Jersey Chapter at our next meeting. Xpanse railing will be our sponsors for the night. Our committees will have updates on what they have accomplished. We will be doing the 50/50 raffle again. We are asking that all builder members please bring a screw gun and a #2 bit with them for a hands on demonstration/interaction with the Xpanse railing system. Look forward to seeing you all! To RSVP, please, click here.

NADRA Atlanta Chapter builds deck for a soldier
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NADRA's Atlanta Chapter is currently wrapping up their 2012 D4S build! The chapter is working side-by-side with Operation Homefront.

Here's a little bit about the soldier and his family: Winning entry essay — My wife and I have been married for seven years now and we bought our first home almost three years ago. We spent almost four years stationed in northern Virginia and moved back to Georgia in late 2007. In early 2008 I was recalled and sent to personnel retrieval and processing company from which I was deployed in late 2008.

Enter our Facebook sweepstakes
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Like us on Facebook and enter our "Be Our Guest" Sweepstakes for a chance to win a complimentary dinner ticket to NADRA's Main Event at The American Visionary Art Museum! More


Steel screws adapt to changes in wood decking    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Deck fasteners have developed rapidly since the introduction of the first standard green deck screw in the 1990s. Although this type of deck screw was an improvement over the previous generation of galvanized wood screws that had been used by contractors for many years, it is remarkable how little this standard model has evolved. More

Wolf releases Key Buyer Index for September 2012
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Wolf, the largest supplier of kitchen cabinets in the U.S. and a leading provider of building products in 19 states along the east coast, reported the findings of the Wolf Key Buyer Index for August. The September KBI score of 41.36 reflects a sharp decline from the August KBI of 58.93. This decline was reflected in both kitchen and bath products as well as building products. More

Lumberyards build a defense against big box stores
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In this era of big-box competition in the retail, local lumberyard employees need to know their stuff. "Our lumberyard guys have all built their own homes," said Larry Paulsen, president of Ogden & Adams Lumber in Cedar Rapids. More

Fiberon launches new shopping website
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Fiberon, a leading manufacturer of PVC and composite decking, railing and fencing products, announces the launch of The new website is designed to provide customers a convenient and easy way to order Fiberon decking and railing samples, accessories and hardware items. More

Fall's a fine time to check your deck
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"It's a great time of year before winter to do all of your safety checks on your deck like checking all the rails to make sure they're not loose," said Tom Booker of Distinction in Indianapolis. More

Rooms with a view: Popularity of outdoor lifestyle keeps it growing
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The growing importance of the outdoor room as a consumer lifestyle benefits both the homeowner and the casual furnishings industry, key industry players agree. More

6 hurt in Wichita, Kan., deck collapse
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Several people were hurt at a Wichita, Kan., home when an outdoor deck they were standing on collapsed. Police say it happened around 2:45 a.m. in the 3100 block of East Conomore Street. More

How the new lumber tax might affect California's Humboldt County
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Humboldt County, Calif., timber experts say a new 1 percent lumber tax that squeaked through the California legislature will be largely beneficial for area timber producers and environmental groups. But, it's caught some retailers off guard. More

Apartment decks off limits after collapse
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A day after a University City apartment deck collapsed in Charlotte, N.C., the owner is obtaining repair permits through code enforcement to ensure the safety of the apartments' wooden balconies. More

California governor approves tax on lumber for consumers
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California Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation that charges consumers a 1 percent tax on lumber products starting in January and restricts damages landowners pay for sparking wildfires. More


10 ways to rejuvenate your brain while you work
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Geil Browning writes: In my last column, I wrote about how I lead groups of volunteers to work with the Kenyan Children Foundation in Africa, and how we all return home exhausted but with our brains refreshed and renewed. We take a break from our usual ways of thinking and open our minds to new ideas and experiences. But you don't have to travel thousands of miles from home to recharge your brain. More

Email marketing — Effective modern marketing tools for businesses
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Email Marketing is one of the most effective modern marketing tools for businesses. Generally, all emails sent to prospective customers or current clients can be termed as "email marketing." However, email marketing in the context of business is meant to promote brand awareness, build customer loyalty and generate trust in the company or business. More


Important dates to remember
  • Sept. 25 — Deadline to enter NADRA Deck Competition
  • Oct. 8 and 9 — NADRA Master Deck Professional Education / Certification: Register here
  • Oct. 10 — NADRA's Annual Meeting & Awards Dinner/Fundraiser: 5:30 p.m., American Visionary Art Museum, after-party held at Hard Rock Cafe from 10:30 p.m. — close.
  • Oct. 10-12 — DeckExpo, Baltimore 2012: Exhibits — Learn more
  • Oct. 22-23Composite Decking & Railing Conference — JW Marriott Buckhead Atlanta
For more details on NADRA Events, email your questions to

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